FALL 2010
Cyberlaw
Course No.: 9200-710 (& 810)-001
Course ID:  85723 & 85725
Time: M, W 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Room TBD
Professor Jay Dratler, Jr.
Across from Room 231D (IP Alcove)
Home: 330-835-4537
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World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty
(Articles 11 and 12)

36 International Legal Materials. 65, 71-72 (1997)

Article 11:
    Contracting parties shall provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies against the circumvention of effective technological measures that are used by authors in connection with the exercise of their rights under this Treaty or the Berne [Copyright] Convention and that restrict acts, in respect of their works, which are not authorized by the authors concerned or permitted by law.
Article 12:
    (1)  Contracting parties shall provide adequate and effective legal remedies against any person knowingly performing any of the following acts knowing, or with respect to civil remedies having reasonable grounds to know, that it will induce, enable, facilitate or conceal an infringement of any right covered by this Treaty or the Berne [Copyright] Convention:
      (i)  to remove or alter any electronic rights management information without authority;

      (ii)  to distribute, import for distribution, broadcast or communicate to the public, without authority, works or copies of works knowing that electronic rights management information has been removed or altered without authority."
    (2)  As used in this Article, ‘rights management information’ means information which identifies the work, the authors of the work, the owner of any right in the work, or information about the terms and conditions of use of the work, and any numbers or codes that represent such information, when any of these items of information is attached to a copy of a work or appears in connection with the communication of a work to the public.
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